assistant editor / sports writer

NEA Town Courier

Blytheville, Arkansas

Date Posted January 10, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Northeast Arkansas Town Courier seeks talented journalist for assistant editor/sports writer position

The Northeast Arkansas Town Courier in Blytheville is seeking an assistant editor/sports writer. The position is perfect for someone who is looking to grow and eventually step into an editor or sports editor’s position. If you spend three or four years with us, you’ll be ready for the next step in your career. Or you may learn Northeast Arkansas is a great place to live and stay a while longer.

We publish two days a week, Wednesday and Saturday mornings. We also publish a popular Sports Connection section in Wednesday’s paper when school is in session. The assistant editor will also be available to help with a sister weekly paper, The Osceola Times.

Our assistant editor will write (news and sports) feature stories, cover meetings and games, write police and crime stories, take photographs, and paginate pages using InCopy and InDesign. We have new computers and the most recent Adobe software.

Our assistant editor/sports writer will also have management duties, including helping reporters with story ideas and editing their stories, making sure all deadlines are met, and having a voice in daily assignments and direction of the newsroom. We also are looking for someone to take the lead with our digital products, including social media.

We offer the standard full-time benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401K, and free life insurance, but we also offer flexible work schedules and an opportunity to become part of a growing community. Memphis (1 hour) and Jonesboro, Ark. (1 hour) are favorite spots for locals to visit.

To apply for the position, email a cover letter and resume, along with examples of your work, to publisher Chris Pruett at and editor Sandra Brand at

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